i love to capture all the moments that happen living with my two dogs and two cats. whether those moments are cute, hilarious, messy or down-right disgusting, one thing is for sure: they are always spontaneous and real!
so let me share the latest ‘real’ moment that happened today…WARNING: if you are easily grossed out, don’t scroll down.
okay, so you’re curious…
so, for the past week, i have left my patio door open, so that the gang can wander in and out of the backyard at their leisure. early this evening, while i was working away at my desk, i heard the jingle jingle of one of the cats entering my office. i turned around to see Archie (who is 10 months now) standing there proudly in my doorway. he had something to ‘show me’ in his mouth…oh ya, it was a dead squirrel! he stood there and looked me in the eyes for a few seconds, then turned back around and headed back downstairs. (my apologies to my potential client that i was on the phone with at the time. i think i might have let out a few curse words in horror.)
my jaw dropped. oh, how nice of him to come celebrate his first kill with me! as shocked as i was, my instant reflex was to grab my camera and follow him down to the kitchen, where i found him looking quite proud of himself. i think i even caught Tichka and LD high-fiving him, as he was just initiated into their ‘kill club’.
i get it…it happens. it’s nature, the food chain, the circle of life. speaking of, if you haven’t seen this popular YouTube video of an adorable little girl learning about death in an innocent and curious way, check it out (it also involves a squirrel).
but i’ve had to do my share of body clean-up. it’s never fun, but right now i’m thankful that i’m not the woman who’s cat brought her ‘present’ in the form of a dead mouse and left it on her pillow while she was sleeping. well, i’m not that woman…yet.